Tagged with How They Do It

Blood for Missions

Blood for Missions

Have I mentioned that college students pull off some great stuff? Most recently, our students partnered with Blood for Missions to host a blood drive on our campus.  We’ve long wanted to work with Blood for Missions, and it finally worked out. The model is simple.  You host a blood drive and each successful donor … Continue reading

10 Days – Guest Post

10 Days – Guest Post

Meet Margaret, class of 2012, with whom I had the pleasure of working last year on our short term service trips.  She co-led a team to serve in one of New York’s public schools as teaching assistants for the week.  While at our school, she also led an initiative called the 10 Days.     … Continue reading

Senior Prom 2012

Senior Prom 2012

Each year, we invite senior citizens from our community to Prom, a night of dinner and dancing.  About 100 guests come and are paired with about 25 of our students, and everyone spends a few hours enjoying the food, the music, and the ocean view. Those two ladies made this whole thing happen.  Invitations, catering, … Continue reading

50 Years

50 Years

Each year our school honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Week of Peace, Hope and Justice.  The week involves a variety of activities, speakers, service opportunities and field trips oriented towards increasing intercultural competency on our campus. I loved the week the students designed this year, even though I’ve not been at … Continue reading

Those Two Little Words

We ‘professional’ service types–volunteer coordinators, non-profit staff, church staff, and the like–have a common weakness. We have lots and lots of them, but here is one. We often do not thank our teams enough, especially in the ways we should. (Volunteers everywhere are saying, “Yeah, no s–, um, …. duh.”) The words, ‘Thank you,’ may … Continue reading

How They Do It: Bed Fast

How They Do It: Bed Fast

This week is the National Week of Hunger and Homelessness, devoted to raising awareness and action on behalf of those who experience food insecurity or homelessness in our community.  During the week, our team hosts a variety of events to help engage our school on this issue.  Here are the top three things my students … Continue reading

Why Student Leadership?

Because 2 of my students sat in the cafeteria for 3 lunch hours and got 100 people to give blood at a Red Cross drive we’re hosting this week. Think anyone would have stopped to sign up if I was at that table?  (Hint:  not really.)  But peers have an ‘in’; especially when the ones … Continue reading

How They Do It: Clean Water

How They Do It: Clean Water

I’m often impressed by the efforts of our students; here’s one way they’re doing great things to improve the world. Starting 10/10, a group of students switched to all water for 10 days.  They tally what they would have spent on soda, lattes, juice or whatever.  At the end of their time, they donate what … Continue reading